Definition of Katabatic wind

1. Noun. A wind caused by the downward motion of cold air.

Exact synonyms: Catabatic Wind
Generic synonyms: Air Current, Current Of Air, Wind



Definition of Katabatic wind

1. Noun. A drainage wind / fall wind: a wind, such as the bora or Böhmwind, which moves high density air from a higher elevation down an incline, due to the force of gravity. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Katabatic Wind

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Literary usage of Katabatic wind

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1. Planet Geographyby Stephen Codrington by Stephen Codrington (2005)
"Another type of local breeze is a katabatic wind. This is a downslope movement of cool, ... The opposite of a katabatic wind is an anabatic wind. ..."

2. Physics of the Air by William Jackson Humphreys (1920)
"This drainage flow is known indifferently as the mountain breeze, or mountain wind; also canyon wind, katabatic wind, and gravity wind. ..."

3. Vostok Station: Point of Impact by Kerry Plowright (2005)
"A katabatic wind stirred across the white surface. The first wind there for two days. The Russian officer in command of the small patrol squinted and looked ..."

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